New cost methodology for part-time staff on ESF funded projects

The European Social Fund (ESF) Managing Authority announced on 22nd July that there has been a change for part-time staff working on ESF funded projects.

With effect from 1st July 2019, staff working part time fixed hours on ESF projects will no longer need to be timesheeted. It should be noted that use of the new, additional methodology is not mandatory.

The Action Note 38/19 dated 22nd July 2019 makes clear that :

“…staff costs for those members of staff who work part of their assigned hours on an ESF operation may have their staff costs calculated as a fixed percentage of their annual gross employment costs where they work a fixed percentage of time on the operation per month…. the employer has no obligation to `establish a separate working time registration system ‘(timesheet).”

To read the full details please refer to  Action Note 38/19